'Young Sheldon' Season 4: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and all you need to know about the CBS sitcom

'Young Sheldon' follows the ups and downs of the prodigy but more importantly on the social challenges that stand in his way and his attempts at fitting in at school and the world around him


                            'Young Sheldon' Season 4: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and all you need to know about the CBS sitcom
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It was in February last year that CBS renewed 'Young Sheldon' for Seasons 3 and 4 together. The spinoff of 'The Big Bang Theory' has been a beloved show for thousands of fans of the original show that gave insight into the most popular characters on the show, the "iconic, eccentric and extraordinary" Sheldon Cooper. 'Young Sheldon' follows the ups and downs of the prodigy but more importantly on the social challenges that stand in his way and his attempts at fitting in at school and the world around him. Season 4 continues the story from the events of Season 3 and will see Sheldon embarks on similar yet new adventures.

Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Season 4 of 'Young Sheldon'.

Release date

'Young Sheldon' will return for Season 4 on Thursday, November 5, 2020, on the CBS Television Network.

Plot

According to the official synopsis of the plot for 'Young Sheldon', "For young Sheldon Cooper, it isn't easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn't always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. His father, George, is struggling to find his way as a high school football coach and as father to a boy he doesn’t understand. Sheldon’s mother, Mary, fiercely protects and nurtures her son in a town where he just doesn’t fit in. Sheldon’s older brother, Georgie, does the best he can in high school, but it’s tough to be cool when you’re in the same classes with your odd younger brother. Sheldon’s twin sister, Missy, sometimes resents all the attention Sheldon gets, but also remains the one person who can reliably tell Sheldon the truth. Finally, there’s Sheldon’s beloved Meemaw, his foul-mouthed, hard-drinking Texas grandmother who is very supportive of her grandson and his unique gifts. For 12 years on 'The Big Bang Theory', audiences have come to know the iconic, eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper. This single-camera, half-hour comedy allows us the chance to meet him in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become."

Cast

Iain Armitage as Sheldon Cooper

Iain Armitage attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

 

Armitage plays the role of the child prodigy with a "once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science". The young actor is best known for his work in 'Young Sheldon' alongside playing Ziggy Chapman in 'Big Little Lies'. For his performance on 'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff, he received the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor. He also voiced young Shaggy Rogers in 'Scoob!'.

Zoe Perry as Mary Cooper

Actress Zoe Perry attends the 2018 CBS Upfront at The Plaza Hotel on May 16, 2018, in New York City (Getty Images)

 

Perry plays the role of Mary Cooper, Sheldon's mother. Just like the original show, she is very protective and patient with Sheldon but also struggles to understand him at times. Apart from her work on 'Young Sheldon', she is also known for her recurring roles on 'The Family' and 'Scandal'.

Lance Barber as George Cooper Sr

Actor Lance Barber attends the premiere of HBO's 'The Comeback' at the El Capitan Theatre on November 5, 2014, in Hollywood, California (Getty Images)

 

Barber plays the role of Sheldon's father and the head football coach at Medford High. The actor is best known for his work in 'How I Met Your Mother', 'Gilmore Girls', 'Californication', 'Monk', 'The Mentalist' and 'Grey's Anatomy'. Interestingly, he also played Jimmy Speckerman, who bullied Leonard Hofstadter at high school, in one of the episodes of 'The Big Bang Theory'.

Apart from them, Raegan Revord plays the role of Melissa "Missy" Cooper, Sheldon's fraternal twin sister, Montana Jordan as George "Georgie" Cooper Jr, Sheldon's older brother, and Annie Potts as Constance "Connie" Tucker, Sheldon, Missy, and Georgie's grandmother.

Creators

'Young Sheldon' is created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. Jim Parsons, who plays the role of Sheldon Cooper on 'The Big Bang Theory', narrates the series and serves as an executive producer.

Chuck Lorre of 'Bob Hearts Abishola' speaks during the CBS segment of the 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 1, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

 

Trailers

You can watch the trailer for Season 4 of 'Young Sheldon' here:



 

Where to watch

'Young Sheldon' will air its Season 4 starting Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 8 pm ET/ PT. 

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